Archive for 2003


// December 3rd, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff

Whey-hey! Today I got a new case and 375W PSU from Mr. PC Computers in Stockton-on-Tees. This was all I needed to get the server up and running and now I have it!

Be sure to check up on the server page for the results later!

Two… yes, count ’em, TWO webcams!

// December 2nd, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff, General

Today is a great day for webcam sites everywhere! For I have a 2nd webcam attached to this here computer. Now you can see live feed from my zxoncam website from two different angles! I got the cam off a friend who I was sorting a couple of computers for. Hell, he had no use for it.

Also, today I managed to piece together all the parts for the upcoming server. Everything’s in place… except for one little flaw… the 300W PSU is shite! I think it’s just kapoot, cos almost all of the time it never wants to draw in power from the mains 😐

Times they are a-changing

// November 27th, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff

Aged 20 –> Aged 21
Dreamweaver MX –> Dreamweaver MX 2004
Flash MX –> Flash MX Professional 2004
Paint Shop Pro v7.04 –> Paint Shop Pro v8.0
WebcamXP Pro v1.04.700 –> WebcamXP Pro v1.06.962

Yup, things are upgrading a bit over the past couple of weeks. It’s not just my software, but the hardware as well. I’ve installed a new 550W gold-plated twin-fan power supply to my pooter, which has given me the opportunity to finally put in that PCI IDE card… sooo I’ve not got a third CD-ROM in my pooter now. I also recently bought a card reader of my own so that I can’t get in trouble if the folks’ reader goes missing. Then there’s the 128Mb dongle I got for my birthday as well.

Now for the end of the geeky stuff today… signing out

It’s nearly here

// October 28th, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff

Damn this has been a busy week! I’ve had work, uni, and band practice already. Tomorrow its my birthday, Thursday I’ve got a gig at Liberty’s In Town, and on Friday I’m off to London for the weekend! Ooer! Three hours until my 21st birthday! I dunno what I’m gonna do to pass the time, I really don’t. Maybe I’ll play a little Pro Evolution Soccer or something, I’m a couple of games away from finishing the season (again!)…

Countdown to the birthday

// October 27th, 2003 // No Comments » // General

That’s right folks! It’s my 21st on Wednesday! God knows how much stuff I may (or may not) get but nevertheless I’m having a party (Gatecrashers: I’ll tell you where it is after I’ve had it 😛 ). There’s only two days left. Anyways, I’ve got work to go to so I’ll report more later.

Processor taking the strain

// August 14th, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff

Over the past week or so, us brits have been victim of one of the hottest heat waves the country’s ever known (Reaching 101°F on Sunday!). It’s been hot as a desert in my bedroom cos I get the afternoon sun, and my processor’s having a little trouble. Recent checks have shown that it’s reaching 37-8°C while the temperature inside the case remains at 28°C. Maybe I should take the side off my pooter and point the big fan at it, that should cool it down a little…

PS2 Networked and Online

// August 2nd, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff, General

That’s right folks, I got the Network Adapter for my PS2 today and I’m quite chuffed with it. Looks pretty ugly though, sticking out the back like that. Just wait ’til I get my HDD for it (it uses the same connections as a PC does) and Linux installed…


// July 13th, 2003 // No Comments » // General

I’ve just broken a mirror! When I was cleaning up my room one day quite a while ago, I came across a 2″ x 1″ mirror with a sticky back… stuck to a pair of jeans! Bizarre, up to this day I’ve still no idea how it got there. Anyway, I stuck it on my monitor for a laugh. Recently though, it’s started to loose it’s stickyness and fell off a few times. When I got back home today, I sat in the chair and pulled it forwards… breaking the mirror. Turns out it fell off while I was away and now it’s shattered quite a bit. Just for the sake of it, I’ve stuck it back together as well as I could… but i’ll have to wait ’til mid 2010 before my bad luck wears off…

Big Brother Bugger up Big time

// July 6th, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff, General

I can only assume that the official Big Brother 4 website is down today because of the hacking competition thingie that was on. Because of this, I have resorted to going to O2’s BB WAP site to get the updates, and here’s a snippet from an entry that I thought was quite comical…


Day 45, 19:38 Scott, Lisa, Ray, Steph and Steph were chilling in the Reward Room when the subject of look-alikes came up…

Did you notice the mistake?

How good am I!?!?!?

// July 6th, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff, General

Today was the day of the infamous worldwide hack where, over the course of 6 hours, many hackers around the world will try to hack into as many sites as they can. The prize? 500Mb of webspace…

…which brings me to this post. I received an e-mail today from Notnet, the peeps who host my websites. Take a look at this.


Today was the date for the alleged website hacking contest where over 6,000 websites were to be hacked in a matter of hours, just so someone can have a little more webspace (sigh).

I thought it’d be in your best interest that you be notified about this. Just over 2 hours ago, 57 attacks were made at Notnet’s servers, 38 of which were targeted directly at where your website “” is kept. Thankfully, all of the attacks had failed and there has been no disruption to the servers.

I hope this is a good way of showing how safe websites are when they’re hosted by Notnet 😉

Dan Brusca

Notnet Webhosting

Indeed it does, and I sharent be moving for quite a while.